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Youth are our future – destined to be our planet’s custodians, a role now more critical than ever. Twenty years ago Wilderness Safaris made a commitment to rural African children by founding Children in the Wilderness (CITW), our non-profit partner organisation offering life skills training, leadership development, and environmental education to children from remote villages...
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Dear CITW friends, dear Janet In 2012 and 2013 I was allowed to lead CITW for a short time. “You only protect what you love, and you only love what you know” was the credo of the late Russel Friedman, who encouraged all Wilderness Safaris staff and partners to participate in CITW camps. Rita in...
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Bobirwa, Botswana Thabiso Tsheole, Lentswe Le Moriti Village | Mogomotsi ‘Goms’ Ramofi, Motlhabaneng Village Thabiso and Goms are good friends and their journeys are closely linked. Goms attended CITW camps in December 2011 and 2012, and Thabiso in December 2012. The young men reconnected with Bobirwa Programme Co-ordinator Tanya McKenzie in 2018 to volunteer their...
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Children in the Wilderness (CITW) South Africa’s long-standing relationship with Different.Org could not be more appreciated than right now, as the fundraising organisation rolls out another impactful campaign for its Makuleke and Simson partner communities in Limpopo Province. In the recent past, Different.Org’s indefatigable Ryan Sobey has driven projects to raise funds for… A complete...
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After 700 indescribably gruelling kilometres of riding, pushing, portage and tumbling across the foothills of South Africa’s Drakensberg Mountains, stalwart CITW supporter Adrian Saffy finally crossed the 2021 Freedom Circuit’s last checkpoint, finishing in 89 hours 52 minutes, having clocked 12 000 metres in elevation. Through his GivenGain fundraising page he raised R11 900 for...
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Mountain biker extraordinaire and CITW stalwart, Adrian Saffy, started his Freedom Circuit ride on 27 April 2021. Read the backstory and daily updates below. I am not one for doing things solo. I love the fact that I have another breath next to me. On this ride I anticipate being alone out there for several...
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We are thrilled to announce that registrations for the 2021 edition of the Nedbank Tour de Tuli are filling fast, since opening in late 2020. The Tour is a multi-day mountain bike ride, with riders experiencing unspoiled wilderness areas in the three African countries comprising the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area (GMTFCA): South Africa, Zimbabwe...
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Two happy children at Modikwa School in South Africa’s Limpopo Province were the recipients of mountain bike prizes today! The bicycles were recently donated to this school’s CITW Eco-Club thanks to Warren Ozorio and Spot-On Bikes, who facilitated the gift from a generous donor. Portia Phokela, Research Assistant at Mogalakwena Research Centre and Modikwa Eco-Club...
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Staff from the Mogalakwena Research Centre in Limpopo Province today visited Modikwa School and Kibi Clinic to deliver sanitiser and mask donations that had been kindly donated by Skoert Products and Elizabeth Lategan a couple of weeks ago. The masks were gratefully received by Mr Masilo Kobe, social worker at the clinic. Portia Phokela CITW...
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